Heard on the Hill

Kay Hagan's Klingon Problem

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., knew she would be facing a tough re-election battle this year. But she probably didn't account for the latest development in the North Carolina Senate race: an opponent who's tight with the Klingons.

According to the Charlotte Observer, Indian Trail Councilman David Waddell has tendered his resignation from the council in a letter written in the language of the Klingon warrior race of "Star Trek" fame, so he can pursue a write-in bid for the Senate.

So as not to confuse his political colleagues, Waddell included an English translation of the letter.

"Waddell ended his four-sentence resignation letter by paraphrasing a Klingon proverb: “Perhaps today is a good day (to) resign,” the newspaper reported.